Friday, 29 June 2012

Bumblebee Nest

Heather Martin sent me this really nice picture of a Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) nest.

I can count eleven worker bees inside working on the pupal wax cells and they are also in the process of constructing a wax roof for their nest.
Photo by Heather Martin 28/06/2012

The number of pupal cells would also indicate that it will not be long before the males and new queens emerge. Note also the use of moss for nest insulation.

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